Key Performance Indicators to criteria 10

Key Performance Indicator GRI EN6
Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives.

The core business of Fraunhofer UMSICHT is the provision of services in the fields of energy efficiency, resources savings as well as in the fields of renewable energies and renewable resources.

Key Performance Indicator GRI EN26
Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation.

Research and development is therefore generating option values for the future conduct of business which may be tied to great opportunities but also to risks. Therefore, these option values have to be taken into consideration in an expanded understanding of product responsibility.
Depending on the customers’ wishes or the specifications of a tender various instruments for assessment and improvement such as LCA, LCC or SLCA are used in different developments. From this measures are derived that our customers can implement.

Key Performance Indicator GRI FS11
Percentage of assets subject to positive and negative environmental or social screening.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft itself does not invest in funds or the like for the occupational retirement provision. The occupational retirement provision is conducted by the VBL and the R&V (for non-pay scale employees). The VBL invests classically-conservatively to ensure the activated guarantees. Investments in real assets made by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are focused on sustainable energy generation and direct commodity investments exclude staple foods.